Willamette University Names New University Librarian

Deborah B. DancikDeborah B. Dancik, currently the associate director of libraries at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, will begin her new job as university librarian at Willamette University in Salem, Or., July 1.

"We are fortunate that Deborah Dancik has agreed to join us," said Carol Long, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. "Our library and its staff play a crucial role in the academic experience of our students and the ongoing scholarship of our faculty. Deborah brings 30 years of library experience to Willamette. She understands the challenges and opportunities that face academic libraries today, and we look forward to her leadership."

Dancik's career has included the management of public services and collections, the integration of new technologies into the library, and the reorganization and renovation of library buildings. She has served on the board of directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association and is a member of the editorial board of portal: libraries and the academy.

Her publications and presentations speak to topics from scholarly publishing to building management.

Dancik earned her undergraduate degree in English and her master's of library science at the University of Michigan as well as a master's in educational administration from the University of Alberta.